Andy Hallett

Andy Hallett

American singer and television actor
Date of Birth: 04.08.1975
Country: USA

Biography of Andy Hallett

Andy Hallett was born on August 4, 1975, in the village of Osterville, a suburb of Barnstable, located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He was the only child in his family, and his love for music and singing was instilled in him by his mother, although she did not sing herself.

Andy Hallett

In 1993, Andy graduated from high school and went on to attend a Roman Catholic private college in Worcester. He had a passion for singing but did not perform publicly until one day during a concert when he was invited on stage and discovered that performing brought not only excitement but also delight.

His first public performance took place at the 'Harborlights' club in Boston, where the renowned rhythm and blues and soul singer Patti LaBelle convinced several guys, including Andy Hallett, to join her on stage. When Andy started singing, the audience erupted in applause.

After graduating college in 1997 and moving to Los Angeles, Andy worked various jobs, including courier and secretary, before eventually becoming the personal assistant to Kai Cole, the wife of the creator of the TV series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' Joss Whedon.

In 1999, when Whedon and his wife heard Andy Hallett sing during a concert at Universal City, Whedon got ideas for a new character in the series 'Angel.' Whedon served as the show's creator, producer, director, and screenwriter and had full creative control.

The character created for Hallett was an unusual demon named Lorne, who preferred music to hunting humans. He becomes the owner of a karaoke bar and possesses the ability to read the hearts of his guests and see their future while they sing. Andy was invited to audition, and after three tryouts, he landed the role.

Starring in 76 episodes of 'Angel' over four years became Andy Hallett's first significant acting work, as he had previously only appeared in an episodic role as an unnamed student in one of the 'Buffy' episodes. In total, there were 110 episodes of 'Angel.' Andy only secured an agent after the show's second episode.

Interestingly, the character Lorne was initially supposed to appear in only two episodes, but audiences loved him so much that he remained as a regular character until the end of the series. Due to the demon's distinctive appearance, Andy had to spend 2 to 4 hours every shooting day applying special makeup to his face, neck, and hands.

While filming 'Angel,' Andy made appearances in two minor roles in the mini-series 'The Enforcers' in 2001 and the film 'Chance' in 2002.

He passed away on March 29, 2009, in Los Angeles. The cause of death was heart failure, which the actor developed as a result of a spreading dental infection. Although he recovered, his heart muscle and valves suffered severe damage. Five years later, he began experiencing heart problems, and after three hospitalizations, the illness unfortunately prevailed.